When you want cash for gold, you obviously want the best deal possible. To receive an accurate gold purity evaluation for the most cash in your pocket, look for a:
Day-to-day buyer and seller
At U.S. Coins & Jewelry, we are legally licensed and, further, use advanced equipment and state-certified calibrated scales to ensure an accurate assessment of your gold's value. We buy and sell gold and other precious metals on a day-to-day basis. This gives us comprehensive knowledge of markets and premiums, and allows us to pay you the most cash back for your gold.
With more than 30 years in the precious metals business and numismatic industry, we have built a solid reputation based on integrity and great service. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and conduct business at a permanent and secure brick-and-mortar location. We'll provide you with an accurate evaluation of your gold and a fair price.
"This is truly a nice place to do business...Their pricing is always fair and they do business in an honest manner that encourages one to return to do additional business. [U.S. Coins and Jewelry employees] are the "gold standard" for purchasing or trading in rare coins and precious metals." -Mark K. (actual Google Review)
Gold is a malleable metal that is used for many purposes. Jewelry, coins, and bullion are the more common uses for gold. Though, gold is also used for dental fillings, partial dentures and bridges, flatware, holloware, medals, fine jewelry, and fine timepieces. We buy all of these gold items and more!
We also actively buy and sell diamonds and semi-precious gemstones. So, if you are not sure what you have on your hands, bring it in for an evaluation. Here at U.S. Coins & Jewelry, we will always be honest with you and give you an accurate evaluation and great deals!
"Very good experience. I was paid more than what I expected for the coins and silver I was selling. They also have more inventory in store than what is shown online." -Christopher A. (actual Google Review)
Sadly, that can't always be said of other businesses, such as pawn shops, flea market venues, and mail-in cash-for-gold companies.
Many of our customers bring in an assortment of gold jewelry and items that they have no use for. We determine the gold purity and weight of each item, such as the gold purity and weight of a 10K necklace and of an 18K ring, and grade different purity gold separately -- ensuring you receive an accurate evaluation and the most cash back.
Absolutely! We pay cash in most transactions. You can also request payment by check. For very large cash-for-gold amounts, we issue you a check or bank wire. This is for your safety and ours.
If you are shopping around for the best price for your gold, which is smart to do, don't accept the first offer you get. Come to us for an honest evaluation of your gold jewelry, coins, bullion, or other items. You'll be happy you did!
HOW DO I CHOOSE A REPUTABLE PLACE THAT PAYS CASH FOR GOLD
November 11, 2016
With gold prices rising, Cash for gold dealers are everywhere! From jewelry stores and pawnshops to kiosks at the mall and even online, choosing the right dealer is the key. Cash for gold dealers pay based on the weight and purity of your gold. To get the best price you need to do a little due diligence. Here are some tips!
Make sure your dealer is licensed. Most states require dealers to be licensed. Some states and internet dealers do not require a license. Always work with a licensed dealer!
Make sure they buy and SELL daily. Make sure any dealer you choose is active. First, it shows they understand the process and the premiums involved allow them to pay the highest prices.
Make sure they have a brick and mortar location! Mall kiosks and Internet dealers may be here one day and gone the next. A brick and mortar location shows that they’re not going anywhere!
November 4, 2016
Cash for gold is a great way to raise extra spending money. Cash for gold kiosks and dealers are everywhere. Educate yourself to get the best deal. Here are some tips to help you get the maximum value for your gold.
Gold is priced daily on the commodities market. Know the daily spot price of gold before you sell. This information is easily found online.
Check your gold for markings. Most gold jewelry is stamped with a purity value like 14K, 12K or 18K. This number signifies the gold content and purity of the item.
If you have any piece that looks old, is marked, or has stones always have it examined by a third party appraiser. It may be worth far more than it’s gold value!
Dealers pay differently. Shop around. It’s always best to get several offers before making a decision to sell.
October 20, 2016
Getting some cash for your gold can put a few extra dollars to your wallet! It’s important to understand what you have and its value before you sell. Gold prices are based on the purity, weight, and daily spot price of gold. With a little homework, you can figure out approximately what your gold is worth to determine if you are being offered a fair price.
Gold purity is measured in karats.
• 24K is pure gold
• 18K is 75% pure
• 14K is 57.33% pure
• 10K is 41.67% pure
You can determine the weight in grams of your item using a common kitchen food scale. The daily spot price of gold is easily found online. Then just do the math for example:
6 grams of 18K gold X daily spot price per gram X .75 (75%) = your item’s value!
July 13, 2016
Cash for gold dealers are everywhere. Pawnshops, jewelry stores, even kiosks at the mall will all offer you money for your old unused gold jewelry. Make sure you get the best deal. Be aware of what you have, how its value is determined and what you’re being offered to make sure you’re receiving a good deal.
Your item will have a marking on it somewhere: 14k, 12k 18k etc. This represents a karat weight, or the amount of gold in your piece. Your piece is weighed and then you are paid based upon the weight of your item and the percentage of gold it contains (the karat weight). For example the most common karat weights are 18 and 14. 18K gold contains 75% gold by weight, 14K is 58.3% gold. That means if you have a one-ounce piece of 18K gold, your piece is worth 75% of the daily spot price of gold.
Dealers may pay differently, so it’s always best to shop around a bit and get several offers before making a decision.
May 5, 2016
Is Cash For Gold Right For You?
Cash for gold kiosks are everywhere: shopping malls, pawn shops and jewelry stores. While most items of “junk gold” are not worth more than their gold weight, some items may be worth a second look.
If you have an older piece of gold jewelry–an item from an older family member, or a piece by a famous maker like Tiffany or Dior–it could in fact be worth many times it’s gold weight. Whenever you have a piece that you are unsure of, always seek a third party opinion. Many jewelry stores will offer appraisals for free, or for a small fee. For example, if the piece contains stones do you know if they are real precious stones, crystals or colored glass? Often an older piece of jewelry may have greater value whole rather than if it’s melted down.
When seeking a third party opinion, always try to take your piece to an appraiser or jeweler that does not pay cash for gold so that it is an unbiased appraisal.
April 21, 2016
Today, there are Cash For Gold kiosks in just about every mall in America. Add to this pawnshops, jewelry stores and online dealers who will all purchase your old gold jewelry. While many are legitimate, there are also many less-than-honest people out there who may not pay you what your gold is worth. Do your due diligence and consider these tips:
Ask to See Credentials – Legitimate dealers are licensed by the state in which they operate. Ask to see their license before you sell. Make sure they’ve been around for a while and call the Better Business Bureau for a report before you sell.
Know What You’re Selling – Most dealers work from the daily spot price of gold. This can be found easily online. Also check to see the karat weight of your piece, it’s stamped somewhere on the item. Pure gold is 24 karats, lower karat weights mean there is less gold in your item.
Check Around – Different shops pay different prices. Price can vary daily and some dealers only change their pay rates weekly. Always look for a dealer who prices daily.
“Cash for Gold” kiosks are popping up in malls across the country. Jewelry stores, pawnshops and online dealers will all purchase your unused gold jewelry.
For every legitimate gold dealer, there are plenty of less-than-honest people who may not pay you what your gold is actually worth. Here are some tips to consider before you sell.
• Ask to see credentials – Any legitimate gold dealer should be licensed by the state it operates in to buy gold. Ask to see credentials. Make sure they’ve been in business for several years. Check with the BBB before you do business with anyone.
• Get a third party appraisal first if possible – Gold dealers pay based on weight and gold purity only. If you have an antique or unique piece it may be worth much more than its gold content. Whenever possible, have it looked at by a qualified third party before you sell.
• Comparison Shop – With so many buyers ready to purchase your gold, it’s worth your time to shop around. Prices can vary depending on where you sell and when you sell (gold prices fluctuate daily – some dealers do not offer the most current price).
If you have gold you’re interested in selling, you might be confused by the myriad of options available. Selling gold can be a relatively easy process if you choose the right buyer. These tips will help you find a reputable business that will pay you the most money possible for your gold items:
Choose an established business
Look for a local business with a fixed location. The longer it’s been in business, the better. An established business will want to protect its reputation and will be likely to realize the importance of treating customers fairly. Avoid other options such as gold parties, which may put cash in your pocket but often severely undervalue your gold.
Look for licenses and certifications
Check to see if a business is a member of the Better Business Bureau, and look at their overall rating, taking note of any specific complaints and whether they were resolved. Also check for evidence of professionalism and knowledge. For example, does the shop belong to professional associations, or are they licensed precious metals dealers?
Choose a specialized dealer when possible
Pawn shops buy and sell gold, but they also deal in a huge variety of items. As a result, they can’t expected to be experts on everything. If you’re selling gold, seek out a business that specializes in gold to get the most accurate valuation.